Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
Women’s contributions to science fiction over the past century have been lasting and important, but critical work in the field has only just begun to explore its full range. Justine Larbalestier has collected 11 key stories—many of them not easily found, and all of them powerful and provocative—and sets them alongside 11 new essays, written by top scholars and critics, that explore the stories’ contexts, meanings, and theoretical implications. The resulting dialogue is one of enormous significance to critical scholarship in science fiction, and to understanding the role of feminism in its development. Organized chronologically, this anthology creates a new canon of feminist science fiction and examines the theory that addresses it. Daughters of Earth is an ideal overview for students and general readers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alwright1 - LibraryThing
My reactions to these stories were occasionally, "Is this really science fiction?" and occasionally, "I wouldn't call that feminist!" But that's one of the great things about an anthology that spans a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mwilli - LibraryThing
I stumbled upon this book one day when I was desperate for something to read, and was soon fascinated with such a wonderful collection of sci-fi writing that I was swept away. I had no idea there were ... Read full review